I recently went on a long road trip, and was looking to avoid sleeping in hotels. I wanted an app that would show me where all of the rest areas were, so that I could plan out my sleep stops in advance. This app seemed to be rated the highest amongst competing apps, so I went for it. While it is helpful to a degree, it doesn’t come even close to listing ALL rest areas. It lists only those on major 4 lane US interstates. Rest areas on 2 lane state highways are ignored. So, for me, that largely defeated the purpose of using the app as I wasn’t looking to drive unnecessarily far to find a place to sleep. But, had I relied exclusively on this app, that’s exactly what would have happened. There was more than one instance where the nearest rest area shown in my vicinity was 50+ minutes of driving. In reality, there where rest areas on state highways within 15 or 20 minutes away.
This app is great! With a long road trip during COVID, we’re avoiding going inside gas station stores to use the restroom. Rest stops aren’t as busy & are usually larger & airier, so there’s less COVID exposure. This app gives exact directions & updates on closures etc. When I sent an update email about one rest stop through the app, I received an response within an hour or so. Very impressed. Thank you! You may be keeping our family (with high risk people) healthy.
For anybody who finds themselves on the road for business, or even taking vacations, this app will be very helpful. It's very detailed and includes all parts of the US. I've sent it to everyone I know who are commercial drivers and have heard nothing but good things.
The app is ok. It would help to be able to type in the RT # (like 75N) and have it show the stops, but you have to manually expand the screen. Also, the short view doesn’t say northbound or southbound - you have to open the location and scroll all the way down to the bottom.
I love the other Alllstay apps but this one is a disappointment. with very few exceptions it only lists rest areas on the interstates and other limited access highways. There are hundreds more that are on the US routes not shown on this app.
I have several Allstays apps that are great to have. The rest stop plus app is no exception. Nothing is perfect but have found these apps do everything I need to travel the country by RV or car. Thank Allstays!!
I travel between Utah and San Diego. I have reported repeatedly that the four rest stops between Vegas and Barstow are closed. This has not been reflected in the app and that makes me wonder if the developer is still involved with it.
I know I have a mix of N and W roads ahead of me but if I enable both N and W filters all rest stops, turn outs, and welcome centers vanish. Technically the app should OR not AND the compass, or at least only allow you to select one direction at a time so you don’t disable all points of interest.
With an RV finding a place to dump is important. This is exactly what I was looking for. I see a few complaints in the reviews, for those who wish the features are more accurate, let them know the problem areas so they can update.... I'm going to keep using it and send feed back when I can. So far it's been about 80% accurate. Frustrating at times, but I believe it will be better.
When you need a rest stop you need to know how far to the next one or if you need to just pull off at the next exit, whit this great app you know where you are and how far to the next rest area. There are lots of places missing in the data but the developer is working daily to update the info and add more locations. I contacted the developer regarding missing information and he updated his data emailed me and wen have communicated several times. He appreciated being fed more date so that he can improve the app. If you travel at all this is a must have app. Don't wait, just buy it!
My wife and I used this on our weekend trip. We were driving on the Interstate when she mentioned wondering where the rest stops were and immediately were to see if there was "an app for that.". We found this great app, which definitely gave us the answers we needed. The only problem she had was trying to tell the program we only wanted northbound rest stops. We sent a quick note to the developer who responded and explained where it was. Check out the magnifying glass in the map view. We're definitely going to look at his other apps as well.
Location function puts me either in Ghana, Africa or the United Kingdom. I'm in Oklahoma. (And 5 out of 10 times you try to click the locator you activate the Information icon.) when I click on rest areas that are 50 miles from me it says that they are 6900 miles away. For $2 I expected something good, or at least something that worked, but this app is almost useless to me. *UPDATE* Works fine now. Location services for this app were turned off in iphone Settings. A message telling me this would have been helpful. Otherwise a decent app. Changing from 1 star to 3.
My wife, our cat, Kitty Kitty, and I travel 6000 miles a year in our car going on vacations! We own an iPad and an iPhone. We first started using AllStays Rest Stops and AllStays iExit both made for the iPhone. WOW, two "must have" traveling apps for the iPhone. It is reassuring to know how close or far the next rest area is! The good news is now there is Rest Stops Plus for the iPhone AND the iPad! There is no doubt, if you travel by car or truck, if you have ever hear or thought the words: "Are we there, yet?", then you must have AllStays Rest Stops Plus. If you have an iPhone, you will want both apps AllStays Rest Stops Plus and AllStays iExit. No, I am not related to anyone who developed the apps, I don't work for them, and I don't know them. What I do know is my wife and I LOVE both apps. I am not sure about Kitty Kitty? He just looks at me and meows.
This looks like a very good app, a nice supplement to what I've created with research for our family vacations. **Would like to see family restrooms added. This info is extremely helpful for families traveling with young children. It is also essential for those traveling with a handicapped person who needs assistance from a spouse or other family member of the opposite gender.
Found this app to be useful in spotting the next rest area as well as turnouts on a trip from Spokane, WA to Amarillo, TX and down to San Antonio. It would be nice if it told the distance from one's current location to the next rest area. For the price paid, free, it's worth it.
Love this app! We drive a 36 foot bus cross country twice a year and this app is truly indispensable. Needless to say, we can't just pull into a fast food place to take a break or switch drivers. We have a number of Allstays apps and use and like them all. Have contacted the developer and he was very responsive.
I was disappointed by this app. Not very searchable. Didn't display mile markers where rest area is located. Did not list rest areas in your path, which to me is the one thing I expected (if traveling down I-95 south for example I would like to see all of the rest stops in the next 100 miles. It does show what each rest area offers and organizes them by city and state.
I use this app and think its great. Good to know this info in advance. For the second time to be writing a report I believe this app is extremely useful and helpful. I own a 40' motorhome and travel a lot during the year and wouldn't leave home without it. I think it's great.
This program is a great traveling companion, especially on long drives. A must if traveling with children!! It needs to have the capability to say of the rests top is open or not. FYI: In California, due to budget deficits, most are closed!! Safe traveling!
At least it interfaces with the maps app. But the interface is unintuitive - and buttons are placed close together without regard to risk of someone hitting one button while aiming for another. Though the app is still useful, this is frustrating.
Would like this app to show VISITOR centers as well the WELCOME centers. Ex., the visitor center in Raton, NM is not on the app, but the welcome center in Trinidad, CO is displayed. Both of these centers are very nice and well worth a stop.
This was probably the biggest waste of my money on an app ever. I would give zero stars if it would allow me. It shows zero RV dump stations in the entire state of Wisconsin!! Nothing works like the tutorial. Too bad I can't get my money back. Very frustrating.
No ads. No logins. No add-ons. Where is the closest rest stop? Where is the next one in your direction? Or one with wifi or a RV dump? The only app that shows you directional access right on the map! What's in this Rest Stops Plus app: Thousands of Welcome centers, turn outs, service plazas, scenic vistas and rest areas in the USA and Canada broken down by heading. A detail view lists each rest stops amenities like restrooms, picnic tables, vending machines, pet-friendly, RV dump, handicap accessible, security and even wi-fi. You can now filter the map to see only the amenities you want. You’ve had it happen; you’re on a route that you don't know like the back of your hand yet. You were unfamiliar with that part of the road, so you get out your heavy books and maps to plan your next stop or you can fiddle with your GPS unit which is loaded with stuff you don't want. But the economy is causing states to close and re-open rest areas all the time. This app tries to stay current with news and user reports but there will be mistakes. You can submit corrections from each point. Rest Stops Plus has a unique filtering system. Only heading northbound and don't want to see southbound rest stops that you can't use? Only want ones with a RV Dump or Wifi? You can filter Rest Areas and Turnouts by the direction you are heading or select amenities! The Rest Stops Plus data is stored on your phone, so calling upon a website for information is not necessary. This is great for improving speed when you’re in rural areas or otherwise out of range for decent service. It integrates nicely with maps to display points of interest. Don’t take even one more trip without Rest Stops Plus. Download this app now for a more comfortable travel stop experience every time you travel. The biggest thing this app can't provide is whether they are clean.And if you want even more information, check out apps "Camp and RV" for RVers or "Truck and Travel" for truck drivers.